Carolyn Bell, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
It takes only 3,500 extra calories to gain one pound! 1 cube cheese = 100 calories, 7 crackers = 100 calories, 8 tortilla chips = 100 calories, ½ glass of soda = 75 calories, 2 tablespoons of dip = 50 calories, (1) 2” sq. brownie = 125 calories, a handful of nuts = 150 calories, a handful of chips = 100 calories, and fruity alcoholic drinks may contain as many as 350 calories per drink – Total calories for the food listed is 1150 calories. To avoid weight gain, be smart and keep portions small, and avoid second servings. Determine how much to eat before arriving and stick to your plan.